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19-pin Dock Connector and Ear Phone at Bottom Confirmed for iPhone 5

When the name and the launch date is not confirmed for a product we take it as a Rumor, but when nothing is confirmed other than few parts leaked pictures for an upcoming product, we call it confirmation. Same thing is happening with the upcoming Apple’s iPhone 5. Some call it iPhone 5, some call it The New iPhone, and some call it the Sixth-Generation iPhone. To keep it simple and easy we call it iPhone 5. The rumors regarding iPhone 5 are getting high as heels these days. Some blogs are predicting the iPhone 5 launch and some are making confirmation for the features for the iPhone 5.

This Monday morning Reuters, a well-known news source in the matter of Apple revealed that the upcoming iPhone 5 would be having a 19-pin Dock Connector rather than the old fashioned 30-pin Dock Connector that Apple has used since the launch of their 3rd Generation iPod Touch.

The Confirmation about 19-pin Dock Connector comes from Reuters Stating that:

The iPhone 5, Apple’s next generation iPhone expected to go on sale around October, will come with a 19-pin connector port at the bottom instead of the proprietary 30-pin port “to make room for the earphone moving to the bottom”, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Other than, the 19-pin Dock Connector the replacement of the Head Phone Jack is also expected. The headphone jack might be placed next to the dock connector as Apple did in their Fourth-Generation iPod making it easier to connect to different sound systems and stereos.


According to Mactrast, iMore was the first major source to reveal this news about the 19-pin Dock Connector later on backed by different credible sources.

Concluding, we can assume that the iPhone 5 would get a 19-pin dock connector with the relocated headphone jack at the bottom making it easier for the accessories maker to come with new things for the iPhone 5. This opportunity can give Apple a chance to make changes to its design for the future products and will allow Apple to add up extra battery or anything they like. The other cell phone companies have migrated to a micro-USB connecters making it easy for a user to charge their phone and they can transfer the data easily. All we have to do is wait and watch Apple that what it comes up with.

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